The Bruins’ last remaining restricted free agent this winter is now officially back in the fold, as the team announced Monday evening that it has signed forward Jake DeBrusk to a two-year contract with an annual cap hit of $3.675 million.
DeBrusk, 24, has established himself as a regular on David Krejci's line since arriving in the NHL ranks back in 2017, ranking fourth on the club in goals (62), fourth in power play goals (17), tied for third in game-winning goals (14), sixth in points (120) and eighth in assists (58) over the past three seasons.
The 2019-20 campaign saw DeBrusk plagued with a usual bouts of inconsistency that have hampered him at times up with the big club, closing out the year with 19 goals and 35 total points over 65 games. He only tallied one point over his final 14 regular-season games ahead of the COVID-19 stoppage before lighting the lamp four times over 13 playoff games up in the Toronto bubble.
With DeBrusk now back in the fold, Boston has a little under $3 million remaining in available cap space this offseason, per CapFriendly.